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#11 Vic Harder

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Posted 07 January 2020 - 09:27 PM

Thanks for all the thoughts guys.  1" plus the fiber won't fit.  I was thinking the fiber would be good because it conforms the the irregular shapes and gets rid of air spaces.  

 

The reflectix could possibly help with thermal bridging, as it would be the only insulation on the actual framing.

 

Poky, it was actually your buildup that got me thinking of using rigid foam.  Thanks for the inspiration! And using a table saw to cut the foam, I hadn't considered that option.... good to know!

 

Klahanie, yes, we did fix the roof leak by simply resealing all the roof screws with 3m 4200.

 

Huh, that info on needing an air gap with Reflecix is very interesting.  My conclusion would be that there is no point in putting it behind the 1/8" wall boards, as they would be touching the Reflectix.  However, using it on the ceiling would be useful as heat would radiate back down through the thin fabric covering it.  

 

More pix and details to come, eventually!


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#12 buckland

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Posted 07 January 2020 - 10:05 PM

Good luck Vic! Look forward to pix. 


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#13 Vic Harder

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 02:20 AM

Couple of pix from today... gotta go back and pull more pix to include here, but thought I would indicate progress!  Two shots of the cabinets/drawers I built.  1/2 maple plywood.

 

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2012 ATC Puma Shell build - https://www.wanderth...012-puma-build/

Power considerations thread - https://www.wanderth...e-power-scotty/

 


#14 Mighty Dodge Ram

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 05:11 PM

Looks great! Quite a bit of craftsmanship. 


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#15 lmwilco1

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 06:13 PM

Nice job, I hope mine comes looking as good as yours does.


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#16 Vic Harder

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 07:56 PM

thanks guys.  I was planning on staining them a dark walnut.  Not sure if I want to go that dark though.  Thoughts?


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#17 ski3pin

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 08:03 PM

Our vote is keep it light and bright for a small area. Nice work, Vic!


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#18 PaulT

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 08:20 PM

Vic,

Are you a cabinet maker in this or a previous life? Your buid looks really nice.

 

That green box looks like a Propex 2800 heater. Did you find that you need more heat than the 2000?

Is that location its installation location or just storage while you build out your unit?

 

How do you plan to plumb it into propane?

 

Where does the exhaust exit?

 

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 08:48 PM

Vic take a piece of scrap cabinet wood and try different stains out. I like a hickory mix with maple. But try a bunch. To reduce blotching. Pretreat the ply with Sealcoat wax-less shellac mixed 50% with alcohol.... it will raise the grain so a 220 sanding makes big difference. The stain will go on evenly.

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 11:29 PM

Impressive Vic. My 2 cents would be to leave it natural, light Maple. Where is your h20 tank? Is that a glass sink or stove? How deep are the cabinets up front? That is unique. Nice uplifting top. Are u planning a table? At DVNP, trading FWC thoughts, I saw automatic garage door foam used as under floor insulation. It is very thin sheet, cut to fit, interesting.

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